Graduate Council

The Graduate Council of CSU Dominguez Hills serves as a standing committee to the Academic Senate and in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Policy considerations and recommendations will be forwarded to both. Graduate student success relies on consultation, inclusion, and the integration of graduate programs into the larger campus. Ensuring graduate student success includes bringing together the faculty, staff, students, and administration involved in the consultative process that encompasses graduate programs which include graduate program design, modification, assessment and evaluation. In addition to providing a network within the campus community for faculty, staff, students and administrators with responsibility for graduate programs, the Council will play an advocacy role for CSU Dominguez Hills graduate programs both on and off campus. The graduate programs at CSUDH play a vital role in supporting the university’s mission to enhance and develop academic graduate programs that culminate in globally relevant degrees that are responsive to student interest and regional workforce trends and needs.

The voting members of the Graduate Council include:
The graduate program director, or their designee for each approved graduate degree published in the campus Academic Plan. 
One graduate student selected by the Associated Students, Inc.

Ex officio (non-voting) members include:
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Graduate Studies staff 
Dean of University Library or designee
Chair of the Educational Policy Committee
Director of Admissions and Records or designee
Chair of the University Writing Committee
College Deans or their designees

The Graduate Council shall meet at least five times each academic year. Additional meetings may be called at the request of the Chair or of a majority of voting members who petition the Chair.

Committee Members (2023-2024)

Executive Board: 

  • Antonia Boadi (Chair) 
  • Vice Chair - Vacant 
  • Silvia Santos (CNBS)
  • Julie Jhun (COE)
  • Heather Kitching (CHHSN)
  • Betty Vu (CBAPP)
  • Lynda Wilson (CCPE)
  • Matthew Luckett (CAH)

Voting Members 

  • Antonia Boadi, Systems Engineering 
  • Terri Ares, Nursing
  • Nallely Arteaga, Education (DLL) 
  • Mohsen Behesti, Cyber Security 
  • Parveen Chhetri, Environmental Science
  • Edward Curammeng, Education (C&I)
  • Kate Esposito, Special Education 
  • Jiancho Han, Computer Science 
  • Eric Hwang, Occupational Therapy Doctorate 
  • Julie Jhun, School Leadership 
  • Brian Jarrett, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Andrew Kalaidjian, English 
  • Heather Kitching, MS Occupational Therapy 
  • Iara Mantenuto, English (TESOL) 
  • Mark Muller, Orthotics and Prosthetics 
  • Leslie Ponciano, Social Work 
  • Katy Pinto, Sociology 
  • Karen Quek, Marital and Family Therapy
  • Silvia Santos, Psychology 
  • Elwin Tilson, Radiologic and Imaging Sciences 
  • Betty Vu, Accounting and MPA
  • Fang Wang, Biology 
  • Lynda Wilson, Quality Assurance 

Non-Voting Members

  • Sheree Schrager (Dean, Graduate Studies and Research)
  • Vanessa Cervantes (Senior Grad Studies Program Specialist)
  • Christina Rios (Executive Director of Admissions and Recruitment)
  • John Hill  (Record and Registration Representative)


Meeting Schedule - 3rd Monday of each month, 11:30am-12:50pm via zoom. Meetings held September, October, November, February, March and April 

Reports and Presentations